Mother Nature, Jason Heyward team up to help boost the Cubs in Game 7

A rain delay and a pep talk.  That’s just part of the reason the World Series crown is back on the north side.

Everything looked fine when the Cubs took a three-run lead into the 8th inning last night, but in a matter of minutes the 3-1 deficit they'd erased, the century of losing and despair they were going to end was all slipping away.

The Indians ended up tying the game, pushing momentum heavily in Cleveland's favor.

Then Mother Nature came to the rescue to give the Cubs some much-needed breathing room.

The game went into about a 17-minute rain delay and it turned out to be exactly what they needed to catch their footing.

The team headed out of the dugout and back toward the locker room to wait, but Jason Heyward herded his teammates into a nearby weight room.

Heyward used the time as a chance to give the speech of the century that provided the team enough motivation to come out and finish off what they started.